Ignác Gyulay, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ignác Gyulay

Hungarian general & statesman

Date of Birth: 11-Sep-1763

Place of Birth: Sibiu, Sibiu County, Romania

Date of Death: 11-Nov-1831

Profession: politician

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Ignác Gyulay

  • Count Ignác Gyulay de Marosnémeti et Nádaska, Ignácz Gyulay, Ignaz Gyulai, or Ignjat Ðulaj (11 September 1763 – 11 November 1831) was a Hungarian military officer, joined the army of Habsburg Monarchy, fought against Ottoman Turkey, and became a general officer during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • From 1806 he held the title of Ban of Croatia.
  • In the struggle against the First French Empire during Napoleonic Wars, he commanded army corps.
  • At the time of his death, he presided over the Hofkriegsrat, the Austrian Council of War. While fighting against the Turks, Gyulay rose in rank to become a field officer.
  • From 1793 to 1796, he served on the upper Rhine in combat with the armies of the First French Republic.
  • In 1799 he led a brigade in Germany and the following year he commanded a division.
  • From 1801 until 1831, he was Proprietor (Inhaber) of a Hungarian infantry regiment. During the Napoleonic Wars, Gyulay fought in the 1805 campaign against the First French Empire and later served his emperor as a negotiator in the peace talks.
  • He commanded an Austrian army corps in the 1809 campaign in Italy.
  • Again leading a corps, he fought at the decisive Battle of the Nations in 1813.
  • During the subsequent French campaign in 1814, he led one of the corps in the victorious Allied armies.

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